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Stop Ring in silver, white freshwater pearl.
Stop Ring in matte red gold with grey-blue Tahiti pearl.
The grey-blue pearl is secretive and hide in its lustre the story about its long journey.
Remembrance ring in matte black silver.
My rings are rarely round. And so it didn’t take long before these new ones had found their form. The single corner shows how to wear the ring. At one sidethere’s a cross.
Remembrance ring in polished red gold.
When the cross faces you, it may be reminding you to buy milk on your way home?
Stop Ring in matte black silver with lemon quartz and Tahiti pearl
This particular pearl has a colour not unlike an almost ripe René Claude plum
Citrine in gold mount, silver with white freshwater pearl.
The almost pleated quality of the citrine’s cut is called concave, because each facet is slightly hollow.
Stop Ring in matte red gold with brilliant and green Tahiti pearl.
Standing at the window I was doubtful. Was it my green floor, which gave the pearl its rare colour? But it was even greener outside.
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So I must go outside to put the nuances together properly. It’s especially the pearls that change their tone when they are exposed to daylight. It’s an incredible thing to stand with a handful of Tahiti pearls in your hand. When you first look they all seem dark. But a moment later your gaze is focused and their differences materialise. After a while I can’t believe how I couldn’t see the enormous differences before. I choose one, let it roll in my hand and think of its long journey.The pictures from the film shown at the Rosenborg exhibition “Pearls. Royal splendour – Modern design” flicker past my inner eye. It is amazing how you can place a small pellet from a shell inside a living mussel, which then creates this small wonder. The water must be clean and fresh, the temperature just right and the pearl fishers must carefully look after each mussel, turn them over and clean them. And all of this happens on the opposite side of the globe while I sleep. I think of the pearl fisher who opened this particular mussel where he found this pearl. It is large, has lovely lustre, completely round and without scars. It must have been a good day and he must have been happy, just like I am now. We’re both lucky. Now the bag of old stones is empty. But I’m so privileged that a new generation of incredibly competent international stonecutters step into my studio once or twice a year. They travel the world looking for raw materials, which they then have cut or bring home and cut themselves. They are so qualified, so engaged and really exciting people to do business with. We know each other, and they know the way I look at stones. I used to choose small ones – now they shall be large. It’s like my vision has changed. I have turned my gaze towards a new world.
Stop ring in silver with cushion cut green tourmaline and white freshwater pearl.
The top part of the tourmaline is cut in squares, which plays beautifully with the elongated facets on the stone’s bottom part.
Stop Ring in silver with pure topaz and white freshwater pearl.
The pale blue colour makes you think of very clean water on a beautiful day.
Stop Ring in matte black silver with Spirit Sun cut rose quartz and grey Tahiti pearl.
Amazing how some stones contain a special mystique, like this one, which is slightly opaque.
Stop Ring with pale amethyst and purple freshwater pearl
An amethyst must be properly purple. But right on the edge of the raw material is a lighter note. I felt very lucky when I found a pearl, which had exactly the same ambience as that pale colour on the edge of the raw stone.
Stop Ring in pale silver with Spirit Sun cut amethyst and white freshwater pearl
It is one of the world’s foremost jewellery cutters, Bernd Munsteiner, who’ve cut this amethyst. The two pleated cones are standing on the same foundation and make the light flicker.
Goldsmith Jytte Cleave
Lyngby Hovedgade 44
DK-2800 Kgs. Lyngby
Phone: +45 4588 5585
Member of Copenhagen Goldsmiths